I found this statement on the Home page of this site:
Cure Hepatitis C with Sofosbuvir Ledipasvir Daclatasvir
Important information for Australian Hep C sufferers
On March 1st 2016, the Hep C medication became available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). The medications available are:
• sofosbuvir + ledipasvir (Harvoni®)
• sofosbuvir (Sovaldi®)
• daclatasvir (Daklinza®)
• ribavirin (Ibavyr®)
Can I complain to the TGA about the flagrant advertising of pharmaceuticals called Harvoni etc? I believe they are registered names belonging to an American company. This is really important and needs looking into methinks.
BUT seriously, I did notice on another thread Dr James saying the main issue with Hep C, IS NOT SVR, but people actually deciding to use the medications! My G.P. told me he has ONE person on the PBS for these meds. ONE! And I don't live in the bush.
Here we have a web site in Australia doing more for Gilead's (now subsidised by the PBS) profits than anything they could ever hope to do - telling people to get treated with medications that Gilead sell here in Australia.
I thought they had some clout with all their money? If I was a Gilead shareholder I would be fuming with the TGA.
Go figure and tell me you don't get a headache in doing so. I at least thought your average sociopath was intelligent.
GT3a 1990 Failed Inter 1998, comb in 2000. HCC 2012
Started 24/52 Sof/Dac 27th October 2015.
1. Bloods 2 October 2015: AST - 165 (20-40), ALT - 265 (5-40), GGT 189 (5-50)
2, Bloods 20 November 2015: ALT etc normal; VL 19
3. Bloods 8 January 2016: AST - 40, ALT - 59, GGT 48 VL RNA UND
4. EOT 12 April 2016 - blood tests: all is well, CT scan: okay
5. AFP 11 June 2016: 4 ref< 11
6. VL July 2016: DET
7. Oct16 start treat - June17 UND
8. Jun 18, lfts okay, platelets a bit low.